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BLACK WALNUT TREE

$29.99

Zone: 7-9

Black Walnut Size Info

Size: 3 Gal, 1-2 Ft.

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Note: We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants to international countries, or the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, no citrus trees can be shipped outside of the state of Florida.

Black Walnut – Tasty Nuts

Known for its scab tolerance and heavy production. The Black Walnut tree is the only walnut that that can survive and fruit in the deep south. Fabulous tasting nuts that are wonderful fresh or to cook with – you haven’t had fudge until you’ve tried Black Walnut fudge! These are seedling trees, seedlings can take up to 10 to 15 years to produce nuts. You’ll need two trees for cross pollination. Zones 7-9.

Additional Information

Pot Size

3 Gal

Plant Height

1-2 Ft.

Planting Zone

7-9

Pollinator

Needs two for cross pollination

Choosing the Right Black Walnut Variety…

 

 

Black Walnut

Black Walnut

Known for its scab tolerance and heavy production. The Black Walnut tree is the only walnut that that can survive and fruit in the deep south. Fabulous tasting nuts that are wonderful fresh or to cook with – you haven’t had fudge until you’ve tried Black Walnut fudge! These are seedling trees, seedlings can take up to 10 to 15 years to produce nuts. You’ll need two trees for cross pollination. Zones 7-9. 

 

Landscaping with Black Walnut Trees…..

Black walnut Tree

 

 

 

Create your own edible forest with the large, coarsely textured leaves and broad, umbrella-shaped canopy of Black Walnut, mixed with the willowy beauty of pecan and the broad, heart-shaped leaves of mulberry. Need shade? Plant Black Walnut and cool your house the old-fashioned way.

 

 

 

 

LEARN WHERE AND HOW TO PLANT YOUR BLACK WALNUT TREES (Open Me)

SITE SELECTION AND CORRECT SPACING FOR BLACK WALNUT TREES

Well-drained, deep soils are preferred, but pecans will grow on many soil types. Trees will grow more vigorously and produce more nuts in full sun. Two are required for pollination

SPACING Black walnuts mature spread can require a spacing of 60×60 foot. It does take a long time for trees to mature to this spacing, so often trees are planted on 30 foot spacing .

GETTING THE SOIL RIGHT AND PLANTING BLACK WALNUT TREES

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Pecans prefer slightly acid soil (pH
5.5-6.5). If you are in doubt about the acidity of your soil, take a sample to the Cooperative Extension Agent in your county for a soil test.

Dig a planting hole approximately three times the width of the pot and at the same depth as the root ball. Enrich the planting hole with acid mulches like peat moss or rotted pine bark mixed with soil dug from the hole (50:50 mix). Remove the plant from the pot, gently loosen the root ball and place in the planting hole. To avoid burying too deep, make sure plant is positioned with the top most roots at the soil line. Fill the planting hole with the mix of soil and organic matter; gently tamp it in. Water thoroughly to settle the roots and eliminate air pockets. Do NOT put fertilize in the planting hole. Only apply fertilizer if it is the correct time of year (see Fertilization section below).

MULCHING If desired, construct a water basin around the base of the tree approximately 36 inches in diameter. Keep an area approximately 4 feet in diameter around the apple clear of grass and weeds to minimize competition for water and nutrients. Mulch in spring and summer with approximately 4-6 inches of mulch. Pull mulch a couple of inches away from the trunk for good air circulation. In spring, we suggest a mix of compost and weed-free hay as mulch. In summer, use weed-free hay or grass clippings alone. Pine bark and pine needles are also good mulches.

LEARN HOW TO FERTILIZE AND WATER YOUR BLACK WALNUT TREES (Open Me)

FERTILIZING BLACK WALNUT TREES

The type of fertilizer you choose may be chemical or organic. Make sure that the fertilizer
contains iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, copper and boron. These minor elements
are very important to plants and most soils are low in these elements. Application rates vary
according to age of plant.

See chart below.

FERTILIZING BLACK WALNUT TREES
10-10-10 or 10-0-10 with minerals

1 pound (2-3 cups)

 

3 lbs per each inch of trunk

diameter (measuring above

the graft point and at least 12 inches from the ground)

Espoma Citrus Tone

(Organic)

 

6 cups

10 cups for 2 year old (4-6ft)

18 cups for 7-9ft tree

24 cups for tree over 9ft

Spread the fertilizer evenly under the entire canopy of the plant (3-5 ft diameter circle around the trunk) avoiding a 5-inch area around the trunk. Water or rake in. Fertilize 2 times each year in early March and June. Never fertilize after August (July for Zones 5-7) as this will promote new growth late in the year which will be subject to freeze damage.

WATERING BLACK WALNUT TREES

The first year is a critical time for the establishment of a new pecan. Water thoroughly twice a week on light soils and once a week on clay soils. Soak the entire root system deeply – this usually takes 45-60 minutes. Black Walnut trees should receive at least 1 inch of water each week for best growth and fruit production. Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Nuts will not have good fill out if insufficiently irrigated during dry spells.

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR BLACK WALNUT TREES (Open Me)

PRUNING BLACK WALNUT TREES

Occasional pruning is necessary to open the center of the tree for greater light and air penetration. Remove crossing, dead or damaged branches as needed.

 

LEARN HOW TO CONTROL INSECTS AND DISEASE ON YOUR BLACK WALNUT TREES (Open Me)

Black Walnuts have no disease issues and are a good choice for organic gardeners. Always remember that good disease resistance begins with the health of the plant. Plants stressed from lack of water, not enough sun or being under fed are more susceptible to disease and insects.  Maintaining good sanitation practices in the orchard is most important. The removal of diseased and dead wood, and picking up fallen or rotting fruit off the trees as it occurs, will go a long way in keeping disease and insects at a minimum. Spray at first sign of an issue, rather than waiting until the problem is out of hand will go a long way to keeping your plants healthy and fruiting properly.